Volunteer service is a way for individuals to create a tangible and visible difference in our communities and in the world. However, there are certain limits to what we can do and the impact that we can have.
Unemployment has been hovering above 9 percent across the U.S. for over a year. As someone who was laid off as a victim of the economic downturn, I know helping someone get a job can make a world of difference in their lives.
Despite hard times, "not-only-for-profit" companies swim against the current by giving back some of what they earn. But these aren't the corporate donations orchestrated by a clever PR department looking to bolster the company image. Wall Street, are you listening?